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ENTERTAINMENT NOTES

By Eric E. Harrison

This article was published June 27, 2013 at 3:13 a.m.

Flameing Daeth Fearies

Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts: Maher at Robinson

Tickets ($48-$73 plus handling charges) go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday for a show by comedian-TV host Bill Maher, 8 p.m. Sept. 14 at Little Rock’s Robinson Center Music Hall. Call (800) 745-3000 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Sax and Stardust

Tenor saxophonist Gary Meggs will solo with the Stardust big band at its monthly “Tea Dance,” 3 p.m. Sunday in the Crystal Ballroom of the Arlington Resort Hotel and Spa, 239 Central Ave., Hot Springs. Meggs, a member of the music faculty at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, has recently been touring with the Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorseybands. Admission is $8, free for students under 18. Dress code is business casual. Call (501) 767-5482 or visit stardustband.net.

Flameing Fearies

North Little Rock-based band Flameing Daeth Fearies- Rusti Majere, signer/guitarist; Ginger Hiro, bass; Raptorr Zeus, drums; plus “visual elements” Vixxy Chan, Ducky Tails and Zombie Hunter V - will perform their mix of “indie, Memphis rock, surf, alternative and punk” at 8 p.m Sunday at the Rev Room, 300President Clinton Ave., Little Rock. Doors open at 7; rocking glam-dance-metal band Metal Flake will be the opening act. The concert is part of the Fearies’ new Kickstarter project, seeking “crowdfunding” for a regional tour. Admission to the all-ages show is $5. Call (501) 823-0091 or visit revroom.com.

Booyah! headliner

Little Rock dance/punk band Booyah! Dad headlines a show at 10 p.m. today at the White Water Tavern, 2500 W. Seventh St., Little Rock. Local group The Frontier Circus opens the show, followed by Ghost Dance of Springfield, Mo. Admission is $5. Call (501) 375-8400 or visit whitewatertavern.com.

Dora’s day

On Friday, Dora the Explorer finds her way to Magic Springs, on U.S. 70 East (Grand Avenue) in Hot Springs, for a “meet-n-greet” at 1:30 p.m. at Splash Island and 3 p.m. at Cool Zone, part of the park’s Character Series. Have “Lunch With Dora” at noon ($16.99, $13.99 for kids 12 and under, free for kids 3 and younger with an adult meal purchase, in addition to park admission - $39.99, $29.99 for “juniors” and “seniors”). Buy tickets onlineonly at MagicSprings.com.

Puppet workshop

Learn how to build a large scale puppet in a two-day workshop, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Saturday at the Central Arkansas Library System’s Children’s Library and Learning Center, 4800 W. 10th St., Little Rock. Participants will build puppets up to 40 feet in length that require between three and 20 people to operate, for use in parades and/or theater, from PVC pipe, wire, paper mache, fabric, clay, cardboard and recycled materials. Jo Ann Kaminsky, an Arkansas native who is a licensed professional counselor, board-certified art therapist, and registered play therapist, will run the workshop, which has a limit of 30 participants, ages 8 and up. Admission is free, but registration is required: call (501) 918-3879.

El Dorado stage

Main Street El Dorado will host its Summer Showtime Kick-Off with kids events, music, a theatrical preview and an evening concert, throughout Union Square in downtown El Dorado on Saturday.

The schedule:

10 a.m.: Kids events, including inflatables, music, clowns, face painting and appearances by Toy Story characters Woody and Jessie.

Noon: Ribbon cutting and dedication of the new Showtime Stage.

Noon-6 p.m.: Performances by Nakeysha Brown, the Donald Miller Trio and Mariachi Michoacan.

6 p.m.: Performance by the cast of the South Arkansas Arts Center’s production of Oliver!

6:30 p.m.: “Showdown at Sunset,” gunfight re-creation.

7 p.m.: Showdown Concert Series featuring Windstorm.

Admission is free. Call (870) 862-4747, e-mail mainstreeteldorado@suddenlinkmail.com or visit mainstreeteldorado.org.

Jazz singer

Little Rock jazz singer i.j.Routen will perform for the Fourth Friday Arkansas Jazz Experience at 6 p.m. Friday at the Quapaw Bathhouse, 413 Central Ave., Hot Springs. Backing Routen will be pianist Clyde Pound, bassist Stuart Coles and drummer Bill Halbrook. Shirley Chauvin is master of ceremonies and presenter. Sponsors for the performance are the Hot Springs Jazz Society and Quapaw Bathhouse. Admission is $15, $10 for Jazz Society members, and includes hors d’oeuvres. A cash bar will be available. Call (501) 627-2425 or visit hsjazzsociety.org.

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